60 Minutes April 14 2013
60 Minutes had an eclectic mix of stories for its April 14 edition. From the jungles of Africa to a remote Texas town, the show took us to places many of us are probably unlikely to see for ourselves. Reports chronicled the search for Joseph Kony in Africa, the redemption of knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey, and a new wave of artists and creative residents in the small town of Marfa, Texas.
60 Minutes: US Search For Joseph Kony & Lord’s Resistance Army
Joseph Kony has been on the run for about half of his life, capturing children and recruiting them into his Lord’s Resistance Army. Recently, US forces have been aiding the Ugandan military in searching for the elusive leader and helping to dismantle his forces, who have terrorized citizens for years.
60 Minutes: Blue Jays R.A. Dickey Charity & What Is A Knuckleball?
R.A. Dickey toiled for years in the minor leagues before a personal and professional transformation. As he explored some of his personal demons from childhood, he also learned that he had to change his pitching style or give up his glove. His mastery of the knuckleball is a story of success and triumph that is so often resonant with sports fans.
60 Minutes: Texas’s Marfa New Wave Vs Marfa Natives & Prada Marfa
Small town life can tend to become set in its ways. But in Marfa, Texas, residents are accepting an influx of newcomers from all over, who want to be a part of a growing artists’ scene in the town, which features a more diverse array of businesses than one might expect for a place that seems to be in the middle of nowhere. What makes this place so special?